Meet our Lancashire team
BVMS DBR MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon / Director
Ian qualified from Glasgow Vet School with a passion for farm animal work. He and Rob founded the practice in 2008. He gained the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction in 2012. His veterinary interests amongst others include fertility, lameness and nutrition.
BVSc MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon / Director
Rob qualified from Bristol University in 2006 and then worked in the South West in a strongly farm based mixed practice. In 2008 he and Ian opened the Lancs practice together which has grown year by year since then. His interests in practice include cattle lameness and mastitis, being a seasoned Mastitis Control Plan and Healthy Feet Project provider. He is also strongly motivated to keep bovine TB out of Lancashire having seen the effect of TB in other farm communities. Outside of practice Rob likes to smack tennis balls, mountain bike and ski when he can.
BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Roland graduated from Nottingham University in July 2016 and having previously completed his farm animal elective placement with LLM, he joined the practice in September as their fifth vet. Working as a farm animal vet has always been Roland’s ambition having grown up amongst the farming community in Northern Ireland. He has a keen interest in dairy and suckler cow fertility as well as all things beef and sheep. Aside from veterinary Roland is a keen sportsman, a Spurs supporter for some reason and has stupidly just signed up for a half marathon.
BVM BVS MRCVS Veterinary Surgeon
Having wanted to be a farm vet from childhood Alun qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2013. He spent two and a half years in farm animal practice in the Home Counties before taking the plunge and moving ‘oop north’ to join the practice in October 2016. Alun has a keen interest in calf management and heifer rearing, and enjoys helping clients getting their young stock off to a flying start. Alun has an unhealthy obsession with running and all mountain sports, which he enjoys with his collie, Brathay.
Becca qualified from Nottingham Vet School in Summer 2018, since then she’s worked in mixed practice on the Shropshire/Wales border so is used to the rain! Despite growing up in Kent she’s always been involved with and had an interest in farming and the countryside. Having completed a degree in animal science pre vet school she has a particular interest in herd/flock health and looking forward to doing more of this as part of the team at LLM
Emily’s first became interested in the world of farm vetting by spending time on her grandparents beef and sheep farm in Mid Devon. This led her to spend 5 amazing years in Bristol studying Veterinary Science and graduating as a vet this summer. Whilst in Bristol she was part of a local church and enjoyed spending time socializing with her friends, typically over a pint of cider, as well as numerous weekends down in Devon lambing on her grandparents farm. She’s super excited to make the move up here to Lancashire from her home in Oxford and looks forward to meeting lots of new faces out and about on farm.
After a few years at vet school down south at the University of Surrey, She’s excited to have just graduated and to be moving back up north to her roots in Lancashire. Having grown up around the farming industry she has always had a keen interest in farm work and can’t wait to get stuck in. After spending a number of weeks on placement at LLM during her time at vet school, it’s great to now be a part of the team and Becca is really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces as well as meeting lots of new people when she’s out on farm. In her spare time she enjoys playing netball as well as hill walking in the Lancashire countryside, especially if there’s a pub lunch as a reward at the end of a long walk!
Dimi joined the vet team in Lancs last year, so belated welcome to the team! My passion for production animals was expressed from my childhood when I used to milk sheep and goats for making ‘’Feta’’ cheese with my grandparents in Greece. After my graduation in 2014, I worked as a full time farm vet on a dairy farm of 250 milking cows. Then, I relocated to the UK to join a farm only animal practice down in Cornwall. Now, I am pleased to be part of the LLM team and enjoy working with family run farms in Lancashire, where a can apply my areas of particular interest such as fertility, nutrition and pathology.
VetTech – BSc Hons Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Emily joined us in January 2015. Having grown up on her family farm with a mixture of dairy and beef cattle, so has always had an interest in animals. Emily has a degree in Animal Behaviour; Welfare. In her spare time she plays Netball and enjoys horse riding and dog walking.
Steph is from a beef and sheep farm near Bentham and milks on a dairy farm at weekends. Having qualified from Harper Adams as a Veterinary Nurse in 2016, Steph has just come back from Australia after spending the past 18months working and travelling on a variety of farms around Australia and New Zealand. In her spare time she enjoys Travelling, horse riding, dog walking, socialising and also breeds Suffolk sheep as a hobby.
Foot Trimmer – HND in Agriculture
Chris joined LLM in January 2017 after working for an agricultural college as a farm foreman for 7 and a half years. Chris lives on a dairy farm and milks 4 mornings per week before he comes to work. In his spare time he enjoys travelling and likes to go camping.
Heather joined the LLM team in August 2018 as Practice Manager after spending 5 years working for charitable organisations. Outside of the office, Heather enjoys being outdoors, walking, fishing, camping and spending time with family and friends.
BA Hons Business Administration & Marketing Senior Support Staff
Kay joined the practice in September 2015 for a new challenge. Kay is the daughter of a dairy farmer and the wife of a sheep farmer. She has an interest in farming and in her spare time enjoys watching football and helping out on the family farm.
Bev joined the team in 2010 having previously worked for ARLA foods for 32 years. Having spent 17 years with Arla as a Farm Liaison Officer looking after 350 dairy farmers covering the North West, and herself being married to Andrew a Dairy Farmer Bev joined us with a valuable perspective of farming in the North West. Mother to 3 children Bev spends a lot of her time as an unofficial taxi service between agricultural and sports events but if she does get a few minutes spare outside of that she enjoys gardening and walking.
Louise’s keen interest in farming and her studies in Business Administration led her to join the team in May 2018. Louise got involved in the farming industry at an early age and would often help out milking before school. Louise is a member and currently club treasurer of her local Young Farmers Club. Louise enjoys running and has recently taken on the three peaks challenge raising money for North West Air ambulance.
Clitheroe Support Team
Having worked in insurance for 14 years, Lindsay decided she needed a new challenge and joined LLM in October 2017. Lindsay spends the majority of her time at the Clitheroe practice where she is responsible for organising TB tests. Outside of work she enjoys taking her pony to shows and spending time with her two daughters, Millie and Poppy.
Clitheroe Support Team
Dom joined the LLM team in January 2019 with 9 years experience in the veterinary industry and is based in our Clitheroe practice. Although not from a farming stock background, Dom would love to keep some goats of her own one day! Outside of work Dom enjoys spending time with her young family, going for country walks, good food and good company.
Originally from Bury, Lucy moved to the area 10 years ago with her family and joined the LLM team in December 2018. She is the daughter of a dairy farmer and helps out on her family farm. She has a huge love for animals, especially her pygmy goat Jeremey. In her spare time Lucy enjoys going to the gym, socialising with friends and family, baking and going for walks at Lytham St Anne’s.
Hannah moved to Lancashire from Cambridgeshire in March 2018 to live with her partner whose parents farm beef and sheep in Lowgill. Hannah previously worked in a large animal and equine practice but hadn’t seen a dairy cow until she moved up north. She enjoys the hills and scenery in the north and how friendly people are. Hannah has gained experience lambing and milking sheep and has also working for a cattle artificial insemination company. When she’s not working at LLM, Hannah enjoys helping out on the farm, watching rugby, supporting Northampton saints and is a member of Vale O Lune Young Farmers.
June joined our Lancashire team in the Broughton practice support team. She will be looking after the diary, booking in calls and dealing with all sorts of queries! But enough from us:
“I was born and raised in Longridge, only a stone’s throw from the practice! Previously I worked in the fish farming industry for nine years, supplying salmon and trout farms with feed. It was a really interesting role and industry, so if you want to know anything about fish feed – I’m the person.
“I have a young family so most of my spare time is spent with them and I love walking our Boston Terrier, Bruce. I’m also a keen swimmer and when we do get a chance I enjoy going out on our motorbike enjoying an annual trip to the highlands.”